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03-07-2013, 04:55 PM
The Icom 7600 is an amazing radio, but more than I need. It has had less than one day's use and is in absolutely perfect/new condition. It still has the plastic on the LCD screen, still has the box, everything that came with it is included and mostly not used. Absolutely guaranteed perfect condition. It has not been around smoke or pet or kids. Never opened or modified in any way.

This is too big and expensive an item for me to ship. I'd like to sell it locally. I live in Burlingame, CA just south of San Francisco. I am willing to meet someone, but I am not willing to ship. Sorry.

Price is $2999, no tax. HRO currently sells for over $4,000 if you include tax. Please contact me with any questions. You will not be disappointed with this radio.

KB6VTU(use PM or my e-mail is good on QRZ)

Actual Radio:

From Icom's Website:
The latest DSP technologies developed for the IC-7800/7700 plus over 45 years of analog circuit expertise give the IC-7600 the performance advantage. The flagship's lineage: dual DSP units, 3kHz 1st (roofing) filter, double-conversion superheterodyne, all direct descendents of the IC-7800/7700.

Dual DSP: Separate DSP units for transmitter/receiver and spectrum scope.
Ist IF Filter: Three built-in 1st IF (roofing) filters 3, 6 and 15 kHz.
Receiver System: The double-conversion superheterodyne system and the image rejection mixer improve inband IMD.
Display: 5.8-inch WQVGA (400240 pixels)ultra-wide viewing angle TFT display with long-life LED backlighting.
Spectrum Scope: High-resolution real-time spectrum scope using a dedicated DSP unit.
USB Connectors: Easily connect keyboards, flash memory drives and PCs.
Download the USB driver now! (http://www.icom.co.jp/world/support/download/firm/IC-7600/1_00/index.html)
PSK Operation: Built-in PSK and RTTY operation with a USB keyboard - PC not required.
Compare the IC-7600 to the IC-756PROIII, IC-7700 and IC-7800! (http://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/7600/7600Comparison.pdf) http://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/images/pdf_mk.gif

http://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/7600/DSPreceiver.jpgDual DSP for transmitter/receiver and spectrum scope

Two separate 32-bit DSP units power the transmitter/receiver and spectrum scope. These processors give the IC-7600 high performance comparable to our top-of-the-line IC-7800 and IC-7700, thanks to the combination of dual DSP and our analog RF design expertise.
104dB dynamic range and +30dBm third-order intercept point (IP3)

Icom's long years of analog RF circuit experience combined with the latest digital technology results in an astonishing 104dB receiver dynamic range and +30dBm IP3 in the HF bands without sacrificing receiver sensitivity. Even a weak signal adjacent to strong signals is clearly received by the IC-7600.
Double conversion superheterodyne dramatically improves inband IMD

The IC-7600 employs a double conversion superheterodyne system which has an image rejection mixer for the 2nd mixer stage. When compared to a typical triple-conversion system, the double conversion system is more difficult to implement but it dramatically reduces signal distortion and provides a high-fidelity RF signal to the DSP processor.

Dual AGC loops controlled by DSP

The IC-7600 has dual AGC loops, one analog and one digital, both under DSP control. This architecture prevents strong adjacent signals from "pumping" the AGC and allows maximum dynamic range in the DSP.

Three built-in 1st IF (roofing) filters, including 3kHz

http://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/7600/roofing.jpgThe IC-7600 has three built-in 1st IF filters ahead of the 1st IF amplifier stage. The 3kHz filter is especially effective in CW and SSB modes to eliminate overloading caused by strong signals just outside the passband.
Digital IF filter

http://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/7600/filter.jpgThe IC-7600 DSP allows you to "build your own" digital IF filter. You can quickly choose bandwidth, shape factor and center frequency, so that you can work that rare DX station while your competition's still tweaking their transceiver controls. There filter memories allow you to change filter settings instantly, a great help during contesting or other high-rate operating.
Digital twin PBT

After "building your own" digital IF filter, you can use digital twin Passband Tuning (PBT) to shift and narrow the IF passband until the interference is gone and you can clearly hear that weak signal.http://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/7600/notchfilter.jpg
Digital notch filter

Signals such as heterodynes and AM carriers can be eliminated with automatic notch filter technology, making interference from RF sources such as beat signals and RTTY signals a thing of the past. You can also choose three shape factors for the notch filter, to optimize interference rejection.
Noise reduction

Thttp://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/7600/noisereduction.jpghe processing power of the 32-bit DSP producers results you can hear! The 16-step variable noise reduction can significantly enhance the receiver's signal-to-noise ratio, giving you a clean, clear audio signal that may make the difference between making the contract or not.
Noise blanker

A 100-step digital noise blanker reduces interference from pulse-type noise sources such as engine ignition systems.
Dualwatch function

Dualwatch allows you to receive two signals in the same band simultaneously. For example, you can listen to a DX station transmitting on 14.025MHz while also listening to the pileup calling him on 14.030MHz
High stability TCXO unit

http://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/7600/tcxounit.jpgThe IC-7600 provides 0.5ppm frequency stability using a high stability temperature-compensate crystal oscillator (0C to +50C). This high stability TXCO unit offers stable operation even during continuous transmission on RTTY or PSK31 mode.
5.8 inch ultra-wide viewing angle TFT display

The IC-7600's ultra-wide viewing angle display has excellent color rendition and high contrast ratio with fast response time. These features allow the spectrum scope and simulated analog meters to move smoothly and naturally. While LED backlighting offers faster start-up; stable brightness and very long life.

Spectrum scope

http://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/7600/spectrumscope.gifThe dedicated spectrum scope DSP with built-in digital filtering greatly improves dynamic range, response team and frequency accuracy of the spectrum scope. The scope automatically selects the optimum resolution based on the sweep bandwidth. In addition, the spectrum scope range can be set independently from the receiving frequency. You can monitor band conditions between the selected sweep edges (Max. 500kHz) in the fixed mode, as well as sweep a selected bandwidth centered on the receiving frequency in the center mode.
http://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/7600/digitalvoice.gifDigital voice memory

With digital voice memory, you can record the incoming signal and immediately replay the audio, a must-have feature for DXing and contesting. Because the transceiver is recording continuously, time-shhift playback can replay the 15 seconds of audio that you heard <before> you pushed the Rec button!
The IC-7600 has a 4-channel transmit memory (maximum 90 seconds per channel) and 20 channel receive memory (maximum 30 seconds per channel, total 200 seconds with 20 channels). In addition, the recorded incoming signal can be saved on a USB flash drive.
http://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/7600/multifunctionmeter.gifMulti-function meter

The multi-function meter allows you to observe the transmit/receive conditions at a glance. In addition to the signal strength, transmit power level, ALC, compression level and SWR meters, the IC-7600 shows the drain terminal voltage of the final amplifier (Vd), the drain current of the final amplifier (Id) and temperature of the PA circuit (TEMP).
RF speech compressor

The digital RF compressor boosts average RF output power, improving signal strength and readability.
RTTY /PSK31 operation with a USB keyboard

Simply plug in a USB keyboard to operate RTTY and PSK! The digital twin-peak filter greatly reduces interference and a tuning indicator
Triple band stacking register

The triple band stacking register quickly memorizes and calls up the operating frequency and mode for 3 channels on each band. Just push the band key button (ten-key pad), and you can call up the last operating frequency and mode. This function is convenient especially when switching bands during contests, etc.
Programmable band edge beep

You can program the band edge not only according to the amateur radio band plan but also more specific frequencies like contest frequencies, CW operating mode, etc. If you try to operate on the OFF band, the transceiver alerts you with a beep sound. You can also inhibit transmitting in the OFF band.
http://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/7600/memorykeyer.jpgBuilt-in memory keyer

Built-in memory keyer provides 4 channels for CW mode and 8 channels each for RTTY and PSK31 modes, capable of storing up to 70 characters for each channel. The memory keyer is useful for sending CQ or exchanging numbers during contests. When not contesting, you can store and send your name, QTH, rig, etc, With a USB keyboard, you can send memory contents using function key on the keyboard.
USB connectors on the front and rear panel

http://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/7600/usbconnector.jpgThe IC-7600 has one USB connector on the front panel and one on the rear panel. You can connect a USB keyboard or USB flash drive to the front panel (type A plug) and connect a PC to the rear panel (type B plug). Using the CI-V data format and external software*, you can control the IC-7600 from a PC via the USB port. You can also transfer audio, both transmit and receive, via the USB port.
Download the USB driver now! (http://www.icom.co.jp/world/support/download/firm/IC-7600/1_00/index.html)
*Software is not supplied from Icom.
Microphone equalizer and adjustable transmit bandwidth

The built-in audio equalizer has separate bass and treble adjustments for a total of 121 combinations, so you can adjust the tonal quality of your voice as you want. In addition, the transmit bandwidth is selectable from 100, 200, 300, 500Hz at the lowpass edge, and 2500, 2700, 2800, 2900Hz at the high-pass edge respectively. Three types of high and low combinations can be stored in the memory as favorite settings. With this flexibility of DSP-based waveform shaping, transmit audio quality is adjustable to your preference.
http://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/7600/amplifiers.jpgHigh power final amplifiers

High-power FET transistors, RD100HHF1, are used in the PA unit providing excellent signal quality and low IMD characteristics. With a large heat sink and cooling fans, reliable 100W output at high duty cycle can be used, for example in contesting or data modes.
Two types of send relay settings

For amplifier keying (SEND jack), you can select either a mechanical relay (max. 16V/500mA) or a FET switch (max. 250V/200mA). The FET switch is designed to key older tube-type amplifiers that may have high voltage on the SEND line.
Built-in high-speed automatic antenna tuner

the antenna tuner memorizes its settings based on your transmit frequency, so that it can rapidly tune when you change bands. High-voltage capacitors allow continuous-duty-cycle full-power operation.
Other features

[Antenna connectors]

Two Tx/Rx antenna connectors with automatic antenna selector
Rx antenna In/Out connector for receiver antenna or external alttenuator


General coverage receiver covers from 30kHz to 60MHz
(* Some frequency bands are not guaranteed, depending on version)
Two types of receiver preamplifiers: Preamp 1: Increase low level signal improving intermodulation characteristics Pream 2: High gain preamplier
Built-in 3-step RF attenuator (6,12 and 18dB)


Tx monitor
50 CTCSS tone encoder and decoder
All mode power control
VOX capability (Voice operated transmission)

[CW mode]

Multi-function electronic keyer with adjustable keying speed, dot-dash ratio and paddle polarity and bug key function
DSP controlled CW keying waveform shaping
Frequency lock function for split operation
The normal (default) CW carrier point is selectable from USB and LSB
APF (audio peak filter) function with soft/sharp filter shape
Double key jack system
Full break-in function and semi break-in function
CW pitch control from 300 to 900Hz
Adjustable CW envelope


Set mode function for flexible and speedy setting
Memory pad stores up to 10 (or 5) operating frequencies
Quick split function enables split operation with a single action
Digital meter indicates output power, ALC level, SWR, COMP (compression level), Id (drain current of the final amplifier) and VD (voltage of the final amplifer)
Single knob control from squelch volume to RF gain
RIT and ∂Tx variable up to 9.999kHz
Quick RIT/∂TX clear function
UTC/Local Clock and timer function
1Hz pitch tuning and 1Hz indication
101 memory channels with 10-character comment
Built-in voice synthesizer announces operating frequency, mode and receiving signal strength
Programmed scan, memory scan, select memory scan, VSC scan and ∂F scan
Auto tuning step function
Band edge beep
Main dial tension control and dial lock
CI-V interface capability and RS-232C connector for PC connection
AH-4 control circuit
Triple band stacking register
FFT scope wave averaging function
Screen saver function

Rear Panel View


Ground Terminal
Antenna Connectors
DC Power Socket
Receive Antenna Connectors
ALC Input Jack
SEND Control Jack
Tuner Control Socket
Accessory Sockets
Key Jack
Meter Jack
USB Connector
CI-V Remote Control Jack
External Speaker Jack